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Title:  Senior Bid Manager

Job Number:  6889

Melbourne, NSW, AU, 3000


We’re all about transforming lives by finding solutions to complex challenges across a wide range of industries including infrastructure, property, rail, building and water projects in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia.  


From the epic, to the intimate, everything we do improves life for someone, somewhere. It gives our business momentum and means we approach things a little differently.


While our competitors talk about what they do, we focus on why we do it. We transform communities to make them easier to move around, more connected and better to live in.


Are you up for the challenge?


We are currently looking for a Senior Bid Manager to join John Holland’s national Infrastructure and Major Projects business. The role will be responsible for the overall development and delivery of tender submissions and develop strategies for successful conversion of prospect to project. With a record infrastructure spend signalled there has never been a better time to join John Holland and play your part in Australia’s future.


Responsibilities of the role include;

  • Tender management: Prepare various plans for project conversation and manage their implementation; Assign and manage resources to deliver the tender within budget, time and quality standards; Monitor and guide workflow during the tender, review progress against delivery milestones and take effective remedial action as required
  • Tender development: Develop strategies for successful conversion of the prospect to a project; Interpret tender requirements accurately and fully; Develop and modify work processes, technology, or products to meet tender requirements; Identify commercial innovations to positively differentiate JH from competitors; Ensure tender complies with risk, safety, quality, environment and community management requirements; Ensure submissions are accurate and complete
  • Commercial and financial management: Ensure strong contract, commercial and financial risk management, accurate forecasting of both costs and revenue; Ensure that the tender is financially viable, margin expectations can be met and risk complies with corporate guidelines
  • Client relationship management: Support the Business Development Manager to develop and actively manage client and industry partner relationships; Negotiate terms and conditions of the tender with the client
  • People management: Provide direction, manage workloads, develop capability and foster a high-performance tender team within a positive employee relations environment



To be successful in this key role, you must have;

  • Tertiary qualification in Engineering, Sciences, Project Management or Construction Management
  • 10+ years of construction, project management, tendering or operations experience
  • Business development and client relationship management
  • Program management
  • Leadership of teams
  • Stakeholder management



As part of the team, you help us deliver on our promise to transform lives. Your success is reflected in ours, so we’re committed to being an employer of choice. We pride ourselves on having a diverse and inclusive workplace, as different perspectives and ideas will deliver our long-term success.


We’ll do all we can to help you develop your skills, and make a difference, right from the start. We have a flexible workplace and focus on all aspects of your physical and mental health and safety. We want you to be with us for the long-term, so providing you with rich career experiences and ongoing development is our priority.


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